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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:09 pm    Post subject: Emblems/Scripts and VW Font Reply with quote

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any of you guys interested. Let me know. I am going to start making some samples. Wouldnt it great to just have the original fuel injection badge on the back of the bus or TYPE IV script. Or even a badge that says the year Very Happy If anyone has fonts please let me know.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me in! Obviously I would have to see the cost but I would love a "retro" style script for "2l fuel injection" or "Type IV". It would add a nice touch to my bus! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have the fonts please let me know. I am going through my fonts but havent nailed it yet.

Alright I will get back to you on prices. This is going to be fun! And give our cars a script that tells a bit more about whats powering it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

casey,

there are no fonts. the artwork will have to be drawn by hand. on a computer of course, but it is a drawing exercise, not typesetting. the fonts don't exist.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can help with these. i would love to see some samples/images of other types of script badges and such. yes i can search myself, but this will give a good idea of what others are thinking. this will also give a great repository of badge images.

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as a graphic designer by profession i am fairly skilled with typography. And as i am a seasoned professional i am very open to ideas and suggestions on making pieces better without having my pride hurt.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want my script to read "IV-play~94mm bore" Wink If you can't get that then Iron Maiden will work just as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

repairman once I get the files created you can have whatever you want made. I like the IV-play-94mm Bore
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drafted alot of the letters this weekend and will keep everyone posted on the cost when I get further into it. Anyone have any fonts that are similar even. What are repro companies using for the font? Has to be something out there close to the original. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after searching long and hard for the font I realized that it is not available anywhere, well at least the full alphabet and numbers! I have since drafted the font in cad letter by letter to match the original font exactly. I drafted everything in rhinoceros so that the emblems are ready to be sent to a water jet. If anyone has access to a waterjet let me know! You will surely get a free badge or two of your choice. I would like to eventually get everyones requests (what you want the badge to say)so i can build the badges in cad and connect all of the letters so they are a solid script like the originals.

Some ones that I have currently assembled in Rhino are:

Westfalia, Type IV, Camper, 2.0, vw, transporter, type 2. I of course have modeled the original volkswagen and fuel injection scripts as well. they are an exact match and I have printed and measured the new vs the old and they are the same size, spacing, width. Hopefully this will be the start of us finally having our badges say what we want on the back of our busses!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about one that just says "BUS" on it. I'd like a "Fuel Injected Type IV" badge Of coarse I'd need to know a price first but I'd probably buy both if they are not overly expensive.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geno the bus is looking great man! You have come along way! Once I can get an idea of what it will cost per emblem I will let you guys know a price. I am not looking to make a huge profit. I want them to be affordable so I can place a large order.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would it mount?

This is a great idea!!!!

I'm thinking

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mounting will be by owners preference. On mine I used a 3m emblem adhesive and it has not budged. If you ever need to remove the badge I am not sure what the adhesive will do to the paint underneath. Having the nipples mounted on the back will add another process to the the manufacturing and will drive cost up. I honestly would rather glue it to the body then drill holes !
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a finished emblem you can show off?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the finished waterjet file that I will post tonight next to an original to show the quality! Later in the weak i will have a protype cut in plastic that I will spray chrome. At work I have a laser machine that may prove to be the best solution. If the emblems are plastic and painted they will be lighter and easier to mount to the vehicle! I will post the physical prototype as soon as possible!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds like a really cool idea.
All I can think of right now that I would want is one for the year, and have one ready for when I take the plunge and get a Camper Special.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casey.. I love the glue idea.. I didn't want to have to poke holes in the back! Lighter plastic is good too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casey,

I am still interested. Something like "2.0 FI" or Type IV 2.0 FI"... Not sure but definetly interested!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah my brain started working today and I realized I could use the laser machine that we use for are architectural models. I will make a test later this week if time permits. The only possible probelm I see with using the laser is the time it will take to cut the low spots of the emblem, by low spots I mean the bars that connect the letters together that make the emblem one piece. If you look at one of the existing scripts you will notice that the letters are about 1/8" high and the bars that connect the letters are about 1/16" high. The laser will cut the letters no problem but it will have to etch the low spots and that may take a good amount of time as it is has to burn the material away. We will see! This could be a great solution or a very time consuming result. I am sure the laser machine is capable of doing it, just how quick I am not sure!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a wicked cool idea!! Can’t wait to see a prototype. I always was jealous of the early bays with the script on the back!! Lets see some picts Cool
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